1845-O 50C No Drapery XF45 Certification #21727800, PCGS #6250

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In the 1840's, the New Orleans Mint produced the bulk of Half Dollars for the nation.  1845 was no exception.  In that year, the Philadelphia Mint produced 589,000 Half Dollars, compared to just over 2 million at New Orleans.  A scarcer variant of the 1845-O Half Dollar is the "No Drapery" variety, caused when the fold of fabric hanging from Liberty''s left arm (viewer's right) was effaced because of over-zelaous polishing of the die.

The 1845-O No Drapery Half Dollar is at least three times as rare as the normal variant, and even more so in Mint State.  None have been seen better than MS64.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2094000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
19
Pop Lower
44
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 7 / 66 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
All Grades 4 R-9.8 4 / 66 TIE 7 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade